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Helen Lillian Cresine


Helen Lillian Cresine
Helen Lillian Cresine

CRESINE (Bond), Helen Lillian - Age 94, Boylston, Guysborough Co. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on Monday, March 4, 2019, with her family by her side in Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Helen was the eldest of 17 children born on January 15, 1925 to the late Clarence and Minnie (Delaney) Bond of Halfway Cove, Guysborough Co.

Helen is survived by sons, George (Dorothy), Lloyd (Patricia); daughter, Shirley Delorey, all of Boylston; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald (Claire), Antigonish; Percy (Joy), Mulgrave; Gordon (Myrtle), Frankville; Garfield and Lloyd, Halfway Cove; sisters, Verna Ritchey, Eastern Passage; Rita Hansen, Dartmouth; Bernice Bond, Antigonish; Eileen (Pete) Woolridge, Halifax; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; son, Donald; brothers, Garland, Wesley, Aubrey, Donald and John "Arnie"; sisters, Marguerite and Marie.

We would like to give a special thank you to the Hart family who were always there for Helen.

Helen moved to Boylston at the age of 16 and began working for MacMaster’s as a housekeeper and later as a Store Clerk.  She met and married Harold Cresine, and they had 4 children.  After her husband’s death (1963) she again began working as a Store Clerk.

No one ever left Helen’s home without a tea and some of her special treats. She was an avid baker, there was nothing she enjoyed more than seeing people delight in her cooking.  Helen loved to knit, embroider, crochet, and sew. She enjoyed making care bears and knitting socks and mittens for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

We would like to thank Doctor Bell, Doctor Ranjini and the staff of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital for their care of mom in her final days.  We would also like to thank the staff of the Milford Haven Home for Special Care where she was a resident for the last 7 months.  

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Friday March 22 from 2–4 and 6:30 – 8:30p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough.  Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 12p.m. from Boylston United Church with Rev. Heather Manuel and Rev. David Wheeler officiating. Family Flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Boylston United Church Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice. Reception to follow. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at 

Service Date
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Service Time
12 p.m.
Service Location
Boylston United Church

Friday, March 22, 2019
Visitation Time
2-4 & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Visitation Location
Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough

Burial Date
May 4, 2019
Burial Time
Following the funeral service
Burial Location
Boylston United Church Cemetery

Requested Charity
Boylston United Church Cemetery Fund or A charity of your choice